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Bookmark This! April 15, 2011 posted by

001 Game Creator – freeware turns you into an ace game maker

Fancy yourself as a bit of a budding game designer but don’t know how to get started? Why not try out this 001 Game Creator freeware, which lets you put together a potential blockbuster on your computer. The engine offers point and click scripting, and a goodly selection of add-on items you can use to build your universe. Don’t go expecting to produce a new Halo or anything will ya, it’s strictly for simpler fare, but that doesn’t mean your gameplay…


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Free Software April 15, 2011 posted by

Free Online Font Converter

Have you ever wanted to use a font, and found out that it’s not compatible to the with the software you’re wanting to use? No, it’s not a terribly common occurrence, but boy is it annoying when it does happen. You might spend a good bit of time Googling your issue, trying to find a good way to convert your font into the format you need. Well, look no further, as there is a simple (and free!) online tool for…


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Free Online Font Converter
Bookmark This! April 13, 2011 posted by

Spicy Guitar – freeware guitar synthesizer offers fun licks for all

Spicy Guitar – who can resist a name like that? – is a freeware guitar synthesizer which lets you jam around on 9 different types of guitar, including gypsy, classical and folk. You get some nice effects thrown in and a cool interface to wrap it all up. Great fun if you’re looking to mess around with some sounds on your Mac or PC.    Spicy Guitar is a free physically modelled acoustic guitar synthesizer. Relying on an innovative technology, its sounds…


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Free Software April 12, 2011 posted by

Kindlebility lets you email entire webpages to your Kindle

Tablets are great because they can do a wide variety of tasks. Surfing the net, reading books, playing games, you name it. eReaders are a bit less useful, as they are designed for reading books and such. So what happens when you want to surf the net on your Kindle? There is a very basic browser that you can use if you’re on WiFi, but otherwise you’re out of luck. That is, unless you’ve had the foresight to email yourself…


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Kindlebility lets you email entire webpages to your Kindle
Bookmark This! April 11, 2011 posted by

Qualys Browsercheck – cool freeware checks your web browser for insecurities and fixes them

The Qualys Browsercheck is a very neat web browser plugin that lets you check for insecurities in your browser and fix them. Most of the issues seem to revolve around outdated components, so the scan will highlight places where you need to close holes by upgrading software. Things like Adobe, Java, Flash and media players such as VLC, and Real Player. For this reason alone, it’s definitely a worthwhile install, and what’s better is the fact that the plugin makes it a…


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Awesome April 11, 2011 posted by

166 Free Flickr Tools

Despite Yahoo!’s lacklustre stewardship, Flickr continues to be the most awesome photography resource known to humankind, with 5 billion (!) images hosted to date. Which makes this ancient, but still incredibly useful, list of 166 Free Flickr Tools, a fabulous bookmark for anyone who’s serious about their photo collection.   Flickr’s App Garden is also an awesome place to go for all sorts of useful knick-knacks (check out the great collection of slideshow tools on there for instance). Oh and here’s…


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Bookmark This! April 7, 2011 posted by

Your Android Mobile Phone As An Emergency Lifesaver

Look, when the mess really hits the fan, and it all comes crashing down, I’m gonna be smug and snug baby, because I’ve got a secret weapon –  my Android smartphone. Sure I could use it to call for help, but what happens if there’s nobody listening? Well I’ll power it up with my super dandy solar wind-up air powered charger and make use of the three most valuable things my handset can deliver in times of emergencies. The US Army Survival Guide. Yep,…


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Bookmark This! April 4, 2011 posted by

UNetbootin – freeware lets you create a live Linux installation on a USB drive

UNetbootin is a cool bit of freeware which lets you create a live bootable Linux system on a standard USB memory stick. It’s Windows only, but a very cool way to try out a Linux distro on your machine without having to laboriously install the thing. You’ll need to download an .ISO file first, but there’s lots available on the site for you to play with. A fun way to see just how fast your machine can be with a…


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Bookmark This! March 30, 2011 posted by

List Numberer – freeware brings order to your chaotic lists

List Numberer is a small freeware program which takes an ordinary list of items and automatically adds sequential numbers to it in a range of customisable formats. It’s one of those little utilities that you scoff at, until you need it. Especially useful if you’ve got a large random list of stuff you’ve copied from a form, website or document, and it needs instant numbering love. So go on scoff, I’m going to download this and keep it safe for that…


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Bookmark This! March 28, 2011 posted by

Cleeki – Firefox addon delivers instant goodies to your mouse button

Cleeki is a free Firefox addon which gives instant right mouse button access to a user customisable selection of useful services. Select a word or phrase on a web page and the pop up lets you do various searches, translate or share in an instant. It’s unobtrusive, fast and ever so useful. What makes it especially powerful is the fact that you can customise just about every part of the operation, from pop up time and behaviour, to the services…


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Bookmark This! March 25, 2011 posted by

goVideos – freeware gives you super simple access to the best YouTube videos around the world

goVideos is a really simple idea, which actually works. This freeware program provides nothing more than a super easy front end for YouTube videos, which lets you browse and instantly watch content in various categories with one click of the mouse. It sounds weird and a bit useless, but actually it works. Think of it as an instant meme watcher if nothing else, since the Most Viewed set gives you a global snapshot of all the top playing videos on YouTube at…


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Bookmark This! March 23, 2011 posted by

Home Inventory Manager – freeware lets you log your home contents easily and quickly

Home Inventory Manager makes no pretensions to glory, it’s just there to let you log your home contents quickly and easily. There’s no glitzy interface, just some tabs for different categories like jewelry, furniture, electronics etc and a fairly basic database structure to let you add objects to each room in your house. And you know what, it’s OK for the job. You can add brand names, buy date and price, the store and things like item value and condition….


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Free Software March 23, 2011 posted by

YouTube updates their free video editor with a slew of new features

Need to make some quick edits on a video you just shot, but don’t feel like springing for some fancy software? That’s okay, because now you can do it straight from YouTube. Yes, the service has been available since last year, but now they’ve added some great new features to their cloud-based editor. Here’s a rundown of the new features: Video transitions (crossfade, wipe, slide) The ability to save projects across sessions Increased clips allowed in the editor from 6…


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YouTube updates their free video editor with a slew of new features
Free Software March 22, 2011 posted by

Media Converter is a free and simple way to convert media files

Converting media files can be a pain in the rear sometimes. First you have to figure out what specific format it needs to be in, then hunt down the appropriate software, which will sometimes require a purchase. If you’re looking for a handy little program that can quickly convert audio and video files to a few of the more common formats, you might be interested in Media Converter. This is by far the most simple converter I’ve ever used. Just…


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Media Converter is a free and simple way to convert media files
Free Software March 21, 2011 posted by

Shush! app lets you specify just how long your Android phone stays silent

When I go to bed at night, I want to sleep undisturbed by my phone. I have enough trouble slumbering through the night without some random text or phone call waking me up. And with my unusual schedule, it’s not all that uncommon for such a call to occur. Usually I’ll just turn the sound off completely and forget about it. The downside to this is that I tend to forget to actually turn the ringer back on. Sometimes it…


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Shush! app lets you specify just how long your Android phone stays silent

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